Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Treasure in a Flower Garden: A Photo Essay

There is a village on the Motobu Peninsula of Okinawa, Japan called Izumi.

Today Doc Graff and I went to check out the Hydrangea flowers.

Anytime the sun shines during rainy season is a good time to head to the hills.

There are thousands of these Hydrangea in bloom and they come in dozens of colors.

If you like hiking up mountain trails on a sunny day,

or taking photos of brilliantly colored flowers,

this is one place you'll want to see.

The best part of the day wasn't taking pictures of flowers, though.

Up in the house with the red-tiled roof is Uto Yohena, the woman who planted all those flowers.

More than thirty years, my senior and as lively as can be....

...she insisted on walking a bit down the hill, to pose with me !


Cathy Sweeney said...

Aw, what a nice shot of you and Uto Yohena. She planted such a beautiful garden. Love your photos of it.

RyukyuMike said...

Thank you. That is really a beautiful woman.